Chris Laughery

In the Moment Producer

I'm Chris Laughery, a producer for in the moment ...  My family consists of wife Ann and son Matt. I have been involved in the broadcast world for over 20 years in one capacity or another. I am a proud United States Navy veteran and played a role in Operation Southern Watch in Iraq and Operation Restore Hope in Southern Africa. I appreciate you listening to South Dakota Public Broadcasting and being in the moment ...

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Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... October 13, 2017 Show 198 Hour 1

It's three full days of performances, panels, and parties. The Wild West Songwriters Festival is underway in Deadwood. For this week's Moment in Sound we welcome award-winning songwriter James Elliot. He's chair of the Songwriting Department at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. His compositions have sold more than 10 million copies and been recorded by Steven Curtis Chapman, The Oak Ridge Boys, Newsong, Shenandoah, and others. Elliott's songs have been included on 5 Grammy Award-winning albums.

SDPB

In the Moment ... October 12, 2017 Show 197 Hour 1

There's something about brothers consistently worth writing about. Kevin Woster's latest column explores the relationship between the Mayes brothers, Larry and Terry. They're twins with a remarkable story. And it's a story that's remarkable partly because of how ordinary South Dakotans do extraordinary things. Kevin Woster's blog is called On the Other Hand.

Lori Walsh

In the Moment ... October 12, 2017 Show 197 Hour 1

From the fox hunt to the 16th century opera to a fall recital at the University of South Dakota, today we explore the history of the horn. Dr. Gary Reeves is Associate Professor of Music at USD. He teaches French horn, directs the Concert Band, and helps guide the future music educators of the state. He joins us for live music and conversation.

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In the Moment ... October 12, 2017 Show 197 Hour 1

In October of 1962, America was perched on the edge of nuclear war. We call it the Cuban Missile Crisis. In Cuba, it's the October Crisis. Today we look back at the crisis and we ask the questions: Is it possible to get ourselves into a situation like this again? Are we there already? We’re joined by Tim McKeown, Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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In the Moment ... October 12, 2017 Show 197 Hour 2

Dr. Richard Holm joins us for your weekly checkup. We preview this week’s “On Call with the Prairie Doc” on SDPB-TV.

deniceturner.com

In the Moment ... October 12, 2017 Show 197 Hour 2

In a world thrumming with joy and agony, sometimes the only thing you can do is pick up a pen. Fortunately, sometimes that's also the best thing you can do. Denice Turner offers a Geek Speak Lecture at Black Hills State University this afternoon. She's the author of the memoir "Worthy." She joins us now for a preview of "Tasting Life Twice: On Life-Writing and Wellbeing"

Lee Strubinger

In the Moment ... October 12, 2017 Show 197 Hour 2

Plenty of people's minds are on missiles these days. Our next guest spent more than 30 years working with U.S. missile defense. Chuck Ellington is a retired Naval engineer. He managed the Navy's Ballistic Missile Defense Lethality Program. He's speaking at the South Dakota Air & Space Museum this Saturday at 9 a.m. in association with the South Dakota Veterans Forum.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... October 11, 2017 Show 196 Hour 2

George Hendrickson is an Independent candidate for U.S. House. He joins us for a look at his candidacy. We talk citizen democracy, Constitutional integrity, and Cannabis.

In The Moment ... October 11, 2017 Show 196 Hour 2

We convene our roundtable of the Dakota Political Junkies for our weekly conversation about state politics. This week we welcome Jonathan Ellis from Argus Leader Media and Roger Whittle, managing editor of the Watertown Public Opinion. We talk about the Keystone XL pipeline, Democrats switching teams, and more.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... October 11, 2017 Show 196 Hour 1

SDPB’s Nate Wek joins us for a statewide sports and recreation update.

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In The Moment ... October 11, 2017 Show 196 Hour 1

Argus Leader sports journalist Mick Garry joins us for a look at the surprise season of USD Coyote Football.

In The Moment ... October 11, 2017 Show 196 Hour 1

Keeping kids healthy might be more challenging than ever. Pro football player Stepfán Taylor is on a quest to help. Taylor joins In the Moment to help kick start an active lifestyle for families during Children’s Health Month.

sdlegislature.gov

In The Moment ... October 11, 2017 Show 196 Hour 1

South Dakota Speaker of the House Mark Mickelson is backing two ballot measure questions he hopes will reach voters next November. One proposes an increase in the tobacco tax to help lower tuition for the state's four technical institutes. Another seeks to limit out of state money for ballot measure questions. Representative Mickelson sat down with SDPB's Lee Strubinger to talk about the upcoming legislative session, the race for governor and those ballot measure questions.

SDPB

In The Moment ... October 10, 2017 Show 195 Hour 2

Hugh Weber dishes up another helping of the Potluck Society. This week we meet Matt Paulson, founder of MarketBeat. His company is one of the fastest-growing privately-held companies in the state. Even though Paulson has written eight personal finance and entrepreneurship books, he might not sound like your typical entrepreneur.

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In The Moment ... October 10, 2017 Show 195 Hour 2

This week the Trump administration continues to roll back environmental protection policy. We talk with filmmaker James Jacoby about FRONTLINE: War on the EPA. It’s a look at how Scott Pruitt went from fighting the EPA to running the agency and what happens next in American environmental policy.

1881 Courthouse Museum

In The Moment ... October 10, 2017 Show 195 Hour 2

For today’s Images of the Past segment, we welcome Gary Enright, director of the 1881 Courthouse Museum in Custer. We talk about the love affair between George Armstrong Custer and his devoted wife. We also explore Libby’s efforts to impact how her husband’s memory was enshrined in history.

argusleader.com

In The Moment ... October 10, 2017 Show 195 Hour 1

SDPB brings you updates from the South Dakota Legislature's Initiative and Referendum Task Force. The most recent task force meeting was held Friday in Pierre. We're joined by Emily Wanless, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Augustana University in Sioux Falls. She is chair of the task force.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... October 10,2017 Show 195 Hour 1

How should the University of South Dakota Law School address falling enrollment? Does moving the law school to Sioux Falls make sense in the shifting demographic landscape of the state? Are there other ways to boost enrollment and expand offerings to would-be South Dakota lawyers? SDPB's Jackie Hendry is following this ongoing story.

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In The Moment ... October 10, 2017 Show 195 Hour 1

Find the history of the frontier by following the money. The West River History Conference explores “Commerce on the Frontier” this weekend in Rapid City. Shebby Lee is president of the West River History Conference. She joins us to talk banking, rodeo, and the precarious intricacies of shuttling gold through Deadwood.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... October 6, 2017 Show 193 Hour 1

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra celebrates the season opener this weekend. They begin with Strauss masterpieces works performed by internationally renowned pianist Emanuele Arcuili. We’re joined by Maestro Delta David Gier and Emanuele Arcuili and Ann Millikan, her composition “Ballad Nocturne” has its U.S. premiere this weekend with SDSO.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... October 6, 2017 Show 193 Hour 1

We welcome violinist Ioana Galu.  She performs tonight at 7 p.m. in the National Music Museum's Arne B. Larson Concert Hall. Galu is an assistant professor of violin/viola at the University of South Dakota.  Galu is also a member of the Rawlins Piano Trio.

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In The Moment ... October 5, 2017 Show 192 hour 2

Dr. Richard Holm is known as the Prairie Doc. He joins us weekly to talk timely health topics.

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In The Moment ... October 5, 2017 Show 192 Hour 2

This year marks the 160th anniversary of The Oxford English Dictionary. Andrey Reznikov is Professor of English at Black Hills State University. He's lecturing on the surprising history of gathering meaning as part of Black Hills State University's Geek Speak Lecture Series. He joins us for a look at the surprising history of a very famous book.

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In The Moment ... October 5, 2017 Show 192 hour 2

What explains the recent mania for toppling statues in America? It might have something to do with the Internet. Joseph Bottum heads the cyber-ethics program at Dakota State University in Madison. He's a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard. He wrote a piece in the September 25th issue of the magazine called The Joy of Destruction. He joins us for more.

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In The Moment ... October 5, 2017 Show 192 Hour 2

The "Painting Vermillion Red" art exhibit features the work of USD alumnus J. Steven Manolis. He's donated seven paintings to USD, which are valued at $550,000. The University of South Dakota College of Fine Arts host three nationally renowned art critics for a symposium today. They'll talk about contemporary art and the art of J. Steven Manolis. We're joined by Anthony Haden-Guest, Bruce Helander, and Elizabeth Sobieski.

Cara Hetland

In The Moment ... October 5, 2017 Show 192 hour 1

SDPB's Cara Hetland brings you an update on the Cancer Moonshot from South Dakota researchers and physicians. The Cancer Action Network hosted an event in Sioux Falls on October 4 to discuss progress. Cara Hetland is host of In the Moment's Innovation and SDPB's Director of Radio.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... October 5, 2017 Show 192 hour 1

In 2015, South Dakota was the only state in the country that didn't have some kind of Chinese language opportunity in the public school system. That same year, Northern State University in Aberdeen established their Confucius Institute--a Chinese cultural and language education partnership with the University of Jinan in China. This fall, that partnership extended to Aberdeen's Central High School.

In The Moment ... October 5, 2017 Show 192 hour 1

Modern brewers continue the quest for the perfect brew. Dr. Andrew Russell is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Northern State University. He's lecturing on the microbiology of brewing this Friday at the Agriculture Heritage Museum in Brookings.

SDPB

In The Moment ... October 5, 2017 Show 192 hour 1

The temptation to traffic in eagle parts reveals an underbelly of greed that stretches beyond South Dakota. SDPB's Kevin Woster has been covering the illegal eagle trade since the 1980s. Some things, it seems, never change. Find Woster's blog here

In The Moment ... October 3, 2017 Show 190 Hour 1

Visitors from India stopped in Rapid City to learn from the locals. The group of nine young people are political leaders in India all with different beliefs. They met with organizers and politicians as part of their tour across the United States. SDPB's Chynna Lockett has more.

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